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Copies of audio recordings in the WBLZ collection of oral history interviews with Irving Hunter, conducted by Sandy Ives and Lisa Feldman on behalf of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History in the spring of 1975. The first interview is in Hunter's office just before his retirement as station manager. The second session was a class visit to AY 123, Folklore Fieldwork, on the campus of the University of Maine. Hunter is asked about his recollections of early days of radio in Bangor, the economics of the station, remote broadcasts, and several specific artists, particularly the Western or "Hillbilly" music groups that played in the region. Recorded March 12 and April 13, 1975.

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Irving Hunter, memories, recollections, music, early performers, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine


History | Radio


Only the first portion is included as streaming audio. All five are included in the transcript and available as downloadable audio files.

Collection Number

MS 608

Recording Number

copies of na 856

Length of Audio Recording

02:31:55 (in 5 parts)

Oral History Interview with Irving Hunter



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